State of the Brooks Union

State of the Brooks Union

I rolled over in bed and whispered to my husband last night, “I think this may be the best time of our lives.” The idea that my statement could be true, thrilled and terrified me. Context: our three boys were near us in the neighboring bed, on the floor...
Patiently Waiting to Love -for mommas

Patiently Waiting to Love -for mommas

I couldn’t get pregnant, or I couldn’t stay pregnant. I got pregnant twice and both ended in miscarriage. I was so sad and in so much pain. Physical pain. People don’t always talk about that part. I was frustrated and disappointed. Lots of standard emotions accompany...
Morning Magic -for Ashanti

Morning Magic -for Ashanti

There is a time between sleep and conversation when it is me with my pen. My pen and I connect to communicate with my inner mind. The silence that fills the spaces between my pen’s swooshing on the page is low-key and high-yield. My journal gets to see it all. The...
For Gisell- My Bedroom with No Walls

For Gisell- My Bedroom with No Walls

Talk about everyday life, I was told. I looked around and realized that my #newnormal included a bedroom without walls that faces the back of a house that opened to the elements. That’s kind of interesting, I think. I’ve never experienced either of these and they’ve...
Blog Post about my Blogging Challenge- for me

Blog Post about my Blogging Challenge- for me

This post is for me because I like doing things (like blogging) with friends. Solo work is not really my style. I’m always most excited when I get to work with others on book projects, retreats, and other literary endeavors. Let’s recap my recent blogging...